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>> guest: thank you, peter. you know, forever as important as this has become in our life i can seriously remember the first time i learned about this congressional race between the future presidents in 1789, but what i do remember is reading about it in a book coming into this treated with the typical one or two things you would see that this. and i thought to myself way to bury the lead. all of a sudden we are in this race between the two future presidents, james madison and monroe debating the most important issues we talked about, whether we should have a bill of rights, what kind of union we should have and all of a sudden you are on the next page and it's a way to bury the lead. so i decided i would read everything i could about this election and when i found no one had written about it before i decided i was going to tell the story. the book found rifles called out
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in the inauguration of george washington. what many people took the oath of office they were outside the union outside ryland the concern was missing a bill of rights. i guarantee you the fundamental liberty. this is common for the antifederalists' throughout the continent. the common denominator of what's james monroe was one is that they oppose the constitution. many came at it from different angles. they genuinely believe you couldn't have a union that cover these different states it could be independent states or regional confederacy's but didn't think anyone could be suitable in this continent. james monroe represented the majority of antifederalist opinion and that his objection to the constitution was centered around its bill of rights. while washington took the oath of office, two states, new york
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and virginia were agitating for a new constitutional convention. in the words of james madison and george washington, they were terrified at this prospect it would be in full treated by members of the government and would be scrapped and done away with never to come together again. for the next half hour book tv attends a party for the publication of buchanan's book bay and her boys unexpected lessons learned as a single mom. david norquist, denis stevens, ronald kessler and peter at americans for tax reform here in washington.
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>> it's wonderful being back here. >> [inaudible conversations] >> actually, it's two months of work in the first chapter and then about february. st. through september and then on a committed it in september and came back and said my gosh
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another six to eight weeks. >> i expected more on those books on worked on. >> she threw them in the air and said what is this this doesn't go here. she sits on the second chapter then we have the reasoning for putting in the punch holding off once we got on and put it back together we said why is it that she needs to be here this early? >> in the morning, the evening?
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>> all day. but you know when the deadline is coming at you the editing especially [inaudible conversations] that's three hours. i get tired a leader in the day. >> bay buchanan. >> thank you for coming out.
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>> how old were you? >> [inaudible conversations] >> she's trying to get maysan into west point. >> [inaudible conversations] bay buchanan. >> thanks for coming tonight. nice to meet you. >> this one is right from the heart. you know how tough it can be.
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now they are in their 20s but i was pregnant with my boy. [inaudible conversations] >> he is married with two boys, two children and he just got here from law school, from stanford university. he's coming to the east coast and has a position with our law firm. he is married with two boys but he's looking for california for a job.
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the youngest is recovering from a medical condition. [inaudible] it's not going to happen for awhile. eventually i think this. thank you to read a good luck to you. i hope you enjoy. >> my husband is around here. he will tell you the same thing. [inaudible conversations]
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>> usually in politics you don't get to know what kind of mom they are. [inaudible conversations] helm many men were. nobody knows about it. again, today on the radio someone said, you know, she turned down this job so she could be near us.
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>> [inaudible conversations] >> it's the kind of thing it does. how much you work and where you work and what you do. i can do a lot at home. [inaudible] then i would be on the phone until two in the morning. i didn't trouble. they saw me in washington or on election night. i would fly and that they were the night before and then i was
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backed. i didn't travel that much at all and that's why. >> one last one. >> [inaudible] >> being a single mom made me a better mom i realize. you can't take off saturday afternoon, so how i think that if you do what's best but the most important male in their life so we try to keep the family together and do everything you can. that's the greatest gift you can give your kids and i always
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recognize i didn't give them a data in their home and that always bothered me so i did everything i could to compensate for that. but i knew the was a terrible loss for them and they missed something important. i don't care how you became a single mom. it doesn't matter to me. it's all the same now. any kind anger in this life in this book by write about a gal that i knew. i knew that she married and had children and she said i'm so embarrassed to tell you i'm divorced and this was a few months after. i just wanted to shake her and say you can't be a failure, you are a single mom. we'll see what responsibility it
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was, how does it fail, those are all natural emotions you have to travel through but do it as quickly as you can. you have your kids here. then they know that they don't have to worry. they can be kids. you don't want them up set. you don't know how you are going to. you figure those things out and you do it for your kids you want them to have a great shot. [inaudible conversations] >> that campaign takes one step at a time and they realized they
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were not going to make the assumption. they didn't start talking. they were not there in pennsylvania, but once it became clear the primary was supposed to be over back when they were making phone calls and i don't expect it to change they know it is ackley where they want to be. the party is more unified than i can ever remember. >> has anything changed? >> no i think that he's been focusing his attention -- they set up what the agenda is going
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to be, with the issue is this week and the policy of the president that is what you are going to see. thank you for coming out. i appreciate it. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] >> this book is from my heart. it means a great deal to me and
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more importantly i rode it for other people come in particular single moms. i get letters from grandfather's saying how much they love it and how it reminds them of when they were being raised and with their dad troubled and their mom played with them and i have a story in my book about a dilemma of how my kids ended up shooting each other in my front door. he writes the story and says he wrote a story about the gun. on a remember my brothers and my dad came home and he bought the land karos and my brother immediately shot me in the arm. it's a lot of people realizing the good times they had raising their children but i tell you why i actually wrote this book as i was raising those children and i get dumped into the world
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of single moms - pregnant with my third, 84-year-old, 2-year-old and there was pregnant with stuart. i was raised in a big catholic family and the two brothers were here, i might add, and we had a great home and we have at least 11 people with the dinner table, and at the end of the table seven nights a week was my dad. he was always there and i remember going to college thinking the greatest family in the world. it's not that we were perfect. we were far from perfect. we had a lot of actions and energy but i thought it was the most wonderful family and i knew that dad played a critical low and that home so when i became a single mom, i started thinking back and said my gosh i had such a good childhood and little to
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give my kids the same kind of childhood putt i don't have that option anymore. how can i give them the kind of life that i had come and as i write in the book when i became a single parent, i became a bitter single parent. i became a better mom when i became a single mom. because of until that time i had always said you know, i'm going to make my kids first but i didn't know what it meant to put your children first until i became a single mom because their first everyday and the decisions you make in your life is secondary. i used to go on television shows, i had my own program for a while and people would write stories and articles and a lot of the feminists would say the key is when and have to have their private space. they have to have time to
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themselves and i used to look at these people. i take a shower and they come in it. what are you talking about? so the oldest can play and they don't beat them up. this is it. my time is their time. one side of the tv in my bedroom and on will sneak appear occasionally and watch some great pride and prejudice. i must have lost my mind. the next thing i had boies of their calling on the rule of the house majority picks the movie. pride and prejudice was history. they were on my bed and playing. what a ridiculous idea. i wasn't going to have private time. they heard there was a tv upstairs and it became the place we hung out. so i got that tv all of there and we turned down to the den. one of the things i learned from why dad he told me one day i
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came down the steps late at night and high school sitting in a chair relaxing and he said to me out of nowhere he told me the story of how his that left him when he was in about third or fourth grade in the his dad came to school and said he was leaving and how it affected him and he was telling me how he looked ahead for a tall red-haired man and he would run ahead to see if it was his father and he did this for years. i thought to myself here is a man that is successful and it's this wonderful family and he is recognized in his community and his profession and here he is 60 years after the episode talking about the way that his father
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left him and i felt my gosh the worst is you cannot say they are going to be affected. they are going to be affected and they're going to remember it and carry these pains with them so i've got to do something i've got to see what they gave me and my brothers and sisters in that family as did my mom so that's what i did. i put my kids first. i kind of straight off of it. when i was in those early days i would be on television because i had somewhat of a career in politics and i would watch my friends to get on television with the latest statistics, and the statistics are correct and they would go out there and say look here's more statistics it's far better to be raised with two parents in the home.
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i have the numbers in your but four times more likely for a child to drop out and fail in school if they don't have a mom and dad in the home five times more illnesses. you start looking at this stuff and you think is there any other message here? because i can't have a -- what do i do, smoke marijuana for dessert? and it doesn't work that way. there was no, ever any message of encouragement or hope. no statement. it is the best for the children to read something i absolutely agree with and i understood that if they went off limited and they said if you don't have a dad in the home here's something you can do the got the sense and would undermine their arguments of the importance of the dad that if he made an argument you could do it as a single parent you might undermine that argument. but there was never a message of
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encouragement for single moms coming from the conservative side how important it data is and i used to think look what a great movement. what a powerful movement we have truth on our side so clearly we have a message and we want those women out there and men raising their children alone to succeed. we want their children to thrive, too. platts figure out why that is and what the parents can do to compensate. and that is where i started out and started looking at it and i said look, if indeed a dad is so important maybe i can give my kids the second-best thing a doubt in their life. so i made a point to never bad mouth their dad. i didn't talk about what happened or why. they were ages 40 and two. i try to say good things about them like if they were trying to talk about them as they got in
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the five, six come 7i would hear them say something and if i could say something positive like he was a marvelous athlete. your dad was one amazing athlete. i saw him play tennis once and i tell them a quick story. you should see these kids. their eyes bright enough to reply to them repeating the story to their friends because they want to be proud to have their data out there that. so i did my best and also to see him as long as i could so when he didn't come on wednesday i wouldn't say that's eight to reply would save your free thursday come by to read to you whenever you can to encourage that relationship. i did the best i could. it's up to the data in some states. [inaudible conversations]
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>> so what do we do to improve the message for conservatives to talk about single moms? >> when i was sitting there i took this book in the study did and thought it pairs five to seven times a week they are less likely to be involved in drugs. [inaudible conversations] i would have dinner with them a
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lot. [inaudible conversations] going to church is another one. all day long we are trying to race home to find something to put on the table.


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